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  • November 1, 2013

    Another Myth Bites the Dust

    The ASPCA looks into the pets-as-gifts phenomenon and finds little to fear.

  • November 1, 2013

    Miracle on O'Farrell Street

    San Francisco SPCA teams with Macy's to showcase adoptable pets during the holiday season. In addition to spreading good cheer, the promotion boosts adoption and raises money for the SPCA.

  • September 1, 2013

    Never Mind the Myth

    Contrary to the age-old belief that shelters need to be particularly wary about approving adoptions around Halloween, many agencies now regard the spooky holiday as a terrific time for seasonally themed promotions.

  • September 1, 2013

    Free to Good Home

    There was a time when the concept of adopting out "free" cats would prompt a chorus of hisses from cat advocates. Not so much anymore, as many shelters are waiving adoption fees and getting positive results for their felines.

  • September 1, 2013

    Service with a Smile

    Customer service matters. As rescuers, it’s easy to forget that in order to help our organizations grow and be able to place more animals, we have to take care of people, too.

  • September 1, 2013

    A Fresh Start for Cats

    The Fresh Start program at the Animal Humane Society in Minnesota gives friendly, healthy cats who struggle with litter box issues a second chance at finding a home.

  • July 1, 2013

    New York's Kindest

    New York City Animal Care & Control’s "New York’s Kindest" campaign encourages the community to help animals in need by adopting a pet or volunteering their time or treasure to the shelter.

  • July 1, 2013

    The Road to Zero

    Peter Marsh’s latest book questions conventional wisdom in the sheltering world and presents data-driven strategies for eliminating shelter overpopulation.

  • May 1, 2013

    The Placement Conundrum

    In this article, we explore adoption policies, and what we in the rescue community can do to ease the adoption process while continuing to place animals into safe and permanent homes.

  • May 1, 2013

    All Aboard the Train(ing)

    Everyone makes mistakes, but in a shelter, mistakes can cost lives. Find out how an employee survey helped one shelter develop an employee training plan to allow its staff to succeed on the job and avoid much-feared errors.

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